Right, we've moved the chassis into the photo-studio and I just realized that it is one of the smallest mini-ITX cases we've seen and tested.The Hadron Air is merely 305mm tall, has a tilting front stand and is just 169mm wide and 308mm deep. Let me just state that the photos really do not do the chassis any justice as it really is that petit.
There is a downside to that, you can only install Mini-ITX motherboards, that is 17x17cm in size. It is however becoming such a very popular format that even the most high-end processors can fit a handful of Mini-ITX motherboards these days, with great features as well. You'll spot offerings from Gigabyte, ASUS, MSI and EVGA too. We'll actually be installing an EVGA motherboard, sized 17x17cm it houses everything including Gigabit Ethernet, many HDD/SSD connections, multi-channel audio... well you get the idea. Ehm, look at the photo above, see that sleeve? That is a cut-out for a slimline slot-loading optical drive. Not a cheap alternative but if needed you can install an optical storage solution.
What's good though is that you'll see meshes everywhere. Being on such a small form factor you need to exhaust heat as fast as you can. I could not find any dust filters though, so that might be an issue for some of you. The side panels open up the old-fashioned way with thumb screws. The right side panel has an acrylic see through panel directly exposing the Mini-ITX motherboard. At the top you can see a mesh with two 120mm fans installed underneath it. These are fairly silent.
EVGA Hadron Air review We review the cutest and most tiny chassis from EVGA, the EVGA Hadron Air. A small mini ITX form factor chassis that will house the smallest, but also the biggest stuff inside your computer. A high-en...